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Jesseb
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Hi all, hope you are well!

I am trying to track down some good levitation resources of a specific kind... not illusions with dynamic movement, but interesting or novel principles for floating large objects/static persons on stage (b***k a** etc), or where the object (or static person) rises up and down.
I'd like to complete a survey of sorts into all the old and new methods. I remember that Franz Harary had this wonderful piece outside his show for a while, in which a giant orb floats and the audience can walk around it.

Here is the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zoIcDOMulUw

Anyone have any names of books that they have found methodology for interesting illusions like this?

Thanks so much!
Jesseb
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For old methods the book Suspensions and Levitations is
pretty good. I love the Thurston Workbooks. The book
Stage Flying: 431 B.C. to Modern Times. I can’t think of a
book that covers modern principles, although most modern
principles are based off of old ones. With automation technology
and such some interesting mechanical evolutions I’ve seen. There
does need to be a new book on this sort of thing. Patents and such
are searchable by anyone of course.
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Also: Automated Performer Flying: The State of the Art, written by Jim Shumway, Will Goldston's More Exclusive Magical Secrets
Kind Regards

Ryan C. Reed
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Illusion Entertainment &
Half Moon Bay Studios


Half Moon Bay, California USA

designer, director, theatrical consultant, digital wizard, magic impresario, wonder aficionado, Illusioneer, dream architect, collaborator & seeker of love.

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@reedrc thanks so much for these!
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